BELCAMPO STUDY VINDICATES LIFETIME GRASS-FEEDING FOR HEALTHIER MEAT
Belcampo, a pioneer of organic, grass-fed and Certified Humane meats, has released third-party verified nutrition data that confirms its methods produce animals with significantly better nutrition than those conventionally-raised, as well as those not fed grass their full lives.
The data shows that all of Belcampo’s meats contain high-protein density while its beef contains an optimal Omega-3 to Omega-6 ratio, and its pork and poultry contain healthy mono-unsaturated fat levels.
The company also points out that not all 100% grass-fed beef and pasture-raised meats are created equal. Belcampo co-founder and CEO Anya Fernald says: “There are many existing studies showing that pasture-raised meats are nutritionally superior; however, the term grass-fed can still mean the animals are finished on grain at the end of their lives. This negatively alters the nutritional makeup of the fats in the meats before they make it to consumers’ plates.”
According to the new data, Belcampo’s beef averages a 1:1.2 Omega-3 to Omega-6 ratio, which is the same as wild elk tested by the company, while conventionally-raised beef has a ratio of up to 1:30. Tests on other 100% grass-fed beef labels found ratios averaging about 1:12, demonstrating that the green grass finishing used for Belcampo’s beef creates meaningfully different Omega ratios.
In addition to beef, Belcampo’s pasture-raised chicken contains 20% higher protein and 10 times the collagen per serving than conventional chicken while being lower in total fat. The company’s pastured pork has 25 times the amount of Omega-3s of conventional pork with a ratio of 2:1 saturated to unsaturated fats to create a nutrient-dense balance.